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MTV’s “Pranked” with Streeter and Amir returns, “Megadrive” with Johnny Pemberton debuts tonight

Following the "reunion" episode of Jersey Shore tonight, MTV is premiering an hourlong block of series featuring comedians in silly situations. First comes the return of Pranked, in which CollegeHumor's Streeter and Amir preside over and deliver commentary on the best homemade pranks they find online. That's followed by the debut of MegaDrive, which puts comedian Johnny Pemberton behind the wheel of outrageous vehicles and lets him loose. That, in itself, I guess is also a prank on the vehicles' owners and makers. Here are a couple of clips. First from the season three premiere of Pranked:   And here's a look at Johnny Pemberton on MegaDrive. So, this looks nuts. Pemberton looks nuts. Look at these nuts! Thursday, Thursday, Thursday:...

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First look at the new 2016 sitcoms from ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC

Welcome to Upfronts Week, when each of the broadcast networks march into New York City to meet with advertisers and present their new fall lineups for primetime and hope that advertisers keep buying 30-second spots for the TV, on the TV. So, without further ado, here are the synopses and trailers for the new sitcom pilots ordered to series either for Fall 2016 or midseason in early 2017. Congrats to all! ABC AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE(debuting Fall 2016, 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays ET/PT) Until recently, opinionated, confident, unapologetic, plump Katie Otto (Katy Mixon) has been the third fattest housewife in Westport, Connecticut....

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Trevor Moore’s “High in Church” on Comedy Central

When their IFC sketch series ended after five seasons, The Whitest Kids U’Know mostly went their separate ways, although they reunited for a tour in 2013 and tried filming a pilot last year. Timmy Williams got married and moved back to South Dakota. Zach Cregger went the primetime sitcom route with NBC, appearing in single-season efforts Friends with Benefits and Guys with Kids before landing a recurring role on currently-running About a Boy. Sam Brown and Darren Trumeter, meanwhile, recently joined Trevor Moore on tour. Moore was one of Jay Leno’s correspondents, appearing in sketches both during Leno’s primetime...

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Just For Laughs livestreams from Chicago, announces award winners for Montreal

In case you’re missing it, TBS Just For Laughs Chicago began its weeklong run with shows earlier this week — but you don’t have to be in Chicago to enjoy and experience some of the laughs with your own eyes and ears. The┬áDailymotion Comedy Showcases began last night and continue each night through Saturday, hosted by Andy Daly (HBO’s Eastbound & Down, the upcoming Review with Forest MacNeil for Comedy Central) at 7 p.m. Central. The sets are live in person in Chicago, and live online via┬áDailymotion. You can catch recaps from last night’s showcase featuring Brendon Walsh, Cameron...

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The definitive guide to comedy festivals for 2016

Almost nine years ago now, the seeds of The Comic’s Comic firmly planted themselves into my brain during a blizzard of snow and laughs in Aspen, Colo. Back then, you had Aspen and Montreal. Those were the two places to see the entire comedy industry converge, merge and splurge. New talent rubbing shoulders with veteran theater-filling headliners, all attracting the attention of agents, managers and bookers. HBO handled the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival each February in a ritzy ski resort town in the Rocky Mountains, while Just For Laughs held court each July in the center of French-Canadian Montreal....

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